Gregory Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and television personality, who first rose to stardom as the first host of E!'s Talk Soup. He has frequently appeared in low box-office but critically praised films.
Kinnear was born in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Suzanne, a homemaker, and Edward Kinnear, a career diplomat who worked for the U.S. State Department. He has two brothers — one named James, Vice President-Investments at Wachovia Securities in Arizona (born in 1957), and the other named Steve. As a child, Greg and his family moved around a lot, from places as far as Beirut, Lebanon to Athens, Greece, and was therefore part of a group sometimes referred to as Foreign Service Brats. While a student at the American Community Schools in Athens, Greg first ventured into the role of talk show host with his radio show "School Daze With Greg Kinnear". Returning to the States for a college education, he attended the University of Arizona, where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism.
From Arizona, Kinnear headed out to Los Angeles, where he landed his first job as a marketing assistant with Empire Entertainment. Following